The Misfits with Call It Murder 

The Misfits with Call It Murder 

Special guest: Introduction by actor Danny Huston

The Misfits | North American Restoration Premiere 
Penned by Arthur Miller, this John Huston film centers on the recently divorced Roslyn (Marilyn Monroe) and her relationship with an aging former cowboy, Gay (Clark Gable), who now survives by rounding up wild mustangs to sell them to the slaughterhouse. Although considered a commercial failure at the time of its original release, the film has since been regarded as a classic by critics and audiences, perhaps notably because it was the final completed film of both Gable and Monroe. The film was restored in 4K from the 35mm original picture negative. 

Note by Academy Film Archive Short Film Preservationist Tessa Idlewine. 
DIRECTED BY: John Huston. WRITTEN BY: Arthur Miller. WITH: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift. 1961. 125 min. USA. Color. English. DCP. Restored in 2018 by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.

Call It Murder
 | Los Angeles Restoration Premiere  
Originally released as Midnight—just a few short months before the crackdown of the Production Code—with Humphrey Bogart cast as a secondary character, the film was reissued in 1949 as Call It Murder, with Bogart given top billing after he had risen to stardom. Even in this lesser role, Bogart’s performance is impressive as a charismatic grifter who romances the daughter of the jury’s foreman at a sensational trial they both attend. Call It Murder is a psychological drama that examines concepts of justice and truth in relation to capital punishment, directed by Broadway director-producer Chester Erskine for his film debut.  

Note by Academy Film Archive Preservation Archivist Brianna Toth.  
DIRECTED BY: Chester Erskine. WITH: Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Fox, Henry Hull, O. P. Heggie, Richard Whorf. 1934. 74 min. USA. B&W. English. DCP. Restoration by the Academy Film Archive and Blackhawk Films with funding from the estate of David Shepard from a 35mm nitrate duplicate negative and 35mm nitrate fine grain in the Lobster Films collection.
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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